Don’t Advertise Your Man
Posted in Honey on 06.22.05

It appears that the server was down for a time yesterday, hopefully this won’t be a regular thing. I’m finally going to Washington, D.C in a few weeks, If anyone has any suggestions about good record stores in the city let me know, also anything that’s going on – blues or otherwise from 7/8 – 7/11.

Clara Smith is one of the best and most tragic figures in blues history. Starting out on the Vaudeville circuit in South Carolina, Clara’s voice and attitude made her one of the biggest stars of the time. Back mostly by the amazing Fletcher Henderson on piano she has recorded some of the best blues songs second to only Sara Martin and Bessie Smith. Unfortunately in 1935 she had a heart attack and died – cutting her life down in her prime. This track is a mean mean murder ballad recorded in 1924, it features a wonderful vocal performance by Clara.

Clara Smith – Don’t Advertise Your Man


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By Loren on 06.24.05 10:41 am

Melody Record Shop in Dupont Circle has a solid blues collection, but has city prices. Walk a little north from the fountain, it’s on the same side of the street as the Starbucks.)

By Ed McFarklebarkle on 11.30.06 12:48 pm

Well, I’ve been confidentally telling people that Sippie Wallace wrote “Woman be Wise” but this is recorded earlier and is obviously her source. A wonderful rendition. Thanks

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